Small asp coding CTO for 15 years, 20 yoe, market val/ possibilities?
I have been the cto & lead programmer of a small 2 person startup for 15 years. We are finally shutting down the co for biz reasons, and I wonder what options are realistic.
My question is am I marketable as a cto/vp engineering/tech director at mid sized firms? At what level would I be attractive to larger firms? Or should I go back to senior engineer and try to go into mgmt from there? Early 40s, good analytical & communication skills, I like coding but that doesn't maximize my abilities; personality assessments say I could be a leader but so far only managed small vendor teams ;)
Edit: Cto is my official title, developer is my day to day job. I do occasionally lead freelancers or offshore teams on 1-2 year new product developments!